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DADDY WARBUCKS
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With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
For the story behind the story...

Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 1:02 p.m. EST
Hollings: Dems Had 'Sweetheart' Segregation Deal

Until the mid-1960's, national Democratic Party leaders had a "sweetheart" deal with state Democrats in South Carolina to oppress African-Americans by keeping them in inferior schools, dilapidated housing and denying them equal access to public accommodations, retiring Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-SC, revealed on Sunday.

"We had a sweetheart deal with the National Democratic Party," he told CBS's "60 Minutes." "We?ll go along with all your programs, if you?ll go along with our segregation."

The 83-year-old Democrat said that political pressure forced him, for instance, to vote against the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall, the first black to be nominated to the Supreme Court, saying it would have cost him his Senate seat to do otherwise.
"I couldn't get re-elected," Hollings explained. "And if I had voted for him, I might as well withdraw from the race."

Though he said he felt extremely guilty about opposing Marshall, Hollings took the opportunity of his last big media interview to bash the lone black in President Bush's second cabinet, Condoleezza Rice.

"She ought to go back to teaching Russian or whatever it was," the one-time Dixiecrat complained. "I've been in security, I've been working on intelligence. And for her to come on to the television, and saying on 9/11 there was nothing specific. Nothing specific. You don't say that."

Hollings is no stranger to racial controversy. In 1993 he told reporters that African leaders then attending a Geneva trade conference seemed like cannibals.

"Rather than eat each other, they'd just come up (to Switzerland) and get a good square meal," he joked.
 

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If a member of the GOP said that, they'd through him/her in prison! :jail:
 

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I guess this is suprising to folks who don't remember those times, but it's old news to those who do.

The only surprising thing, and they didn't report this, is that it was a Southern Democrat, Johnson, who put a stop to it.
 

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DADDY WARBUCKS
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Not surprising but I think it is interesting that it was openly admitted by a participant.
 

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Only thing suprising to me is anyone would believe Hollings feels guilty about the way he was "forced" to vote.

Nobody "forced" him to tell the cannibal joke.

"Rather than eat each other, they'd just come up (to Switzerland) and get a good square meal,".

But, I'll admit, that is quite funny. :D
 

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DADDY WARBUCKS
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A similar ethnic joke cost golfer Fuzzy Zoeller his product endorsements. I think with Kmart.
 

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Another compelling reason to round up the dims and drop them in the ocean.
 
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